IPAC. Course 3. IPAC While Travelling To and From an LTC Home

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Stopwatch icon Time to complete: Approximately 15 minutes

Course Prerequisite

Before you can enroll in this course, you need to complete IPAC. Course 1. Break the Chain of Transmission: IPAC Core Concepts and Practices. It is the prerequisite for the other courses in the IPAC series which apply the knowledge and skills acquired in Course 1 to long-term care scenarios.

About this Course

In this course, you will connect what you learned in Course 1. Break the Chain of Transmission to situations you may encounter while on your way to and from a long-term care home. The scenarios include travelling by public transit, carpooling, and coming home after working in a long-term care home.  

You will receive an Ontario CLRI certificate for completing this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for long-term care team members and essential caregivers. It recognizes essential caregivers as partners in providing care to their friends and family members who are LTC home residents. Essential caregivers were part of the advisory group for the IPAC eLearning series. 

You will also be able to apply what you learn to other healthcare settings. 

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for these courses:

Subject Matter Expert

Francine Paquette, BASc, CIPHI(C), CIC, Director, Infection Prevention & Control, peopleCare Communities

Course Reviewer

Catherine Richard, PT CIC, Regional IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario

The IPAC eLearning series was developed in collaboration with an expert panel of IPAC specialists with experience working in LTC, as well as an advisory panel of LTC team members, essential caregivers, and The Ontario Caregiver Organization.

Credits

The hand-drawn graphic elements in the course were created by Susan Spencer Gervais. 

References

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Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2020a). COVID-19: How to Self-Monitor. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-self-monitor.pdf

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2020b). How to self-isolate. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate.pdf?la=en

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Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2020d). Physical distancing. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet/factsheet-covid-19-guide-physical-distancing.pdf?la=en

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2020e). Reduce your risk from COVID-19. Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet/2020/05/factsheet-covid-19-immunocompromised.pdf?la=en

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